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  • 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Faceters Frolic

    Posted by Tom Maxwell on February 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    2016 San Francisco Bay Area Faceters Frolic
     
    Event Description
    The San Francisco Bay Area Faceters Frolic is coming to Hayward, California, March 5 & 6, 2016.  The Frolic is being co-sponsored by the Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley and the United States Faceters Guild and it is taking place in conjunction with the Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley’s 68th Annual Show.

    Learn about diamond cutting, gem identification, gem cad design and faceting tips and tricks.

    WHERE
    Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley – workshop – 20948 Corsair Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
    WHEN SAT, MAR 5 & SUN, Mar 6

    Check-in: 9:30am on Saturday & Sunday
    Presentations start: 10:00am

    Lunch provided

    Wrap-up: 2:30-3:00pm

    Free tickets to MGSCV Annual Show in Newark, CA: Saturday – Sunday

    Saturday highlights:
    Learn about diamond cutting; Maarten De Witte, presenter 
    Gem ID & Gem ID – DIY (make your own tools); Starla Turner, presenter

    Sunday highlights:
    Step-by-step Gem-Cad tutorial; free hardcopy Gem-Cad tutorial, ‘Brilliant Trilliant’, design by Roland Arajs, tutorial by Rennie Castelino
    Post-transfer blues; Roland Arajs, presenter

    Tickets: $36.87, one price for Both Days, 5 PRESENTATIONS
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-san-francisco-bay-area-faceters-frolic-tickets-20639988762?aff=ebrowse
    If you have questions or need more information, contact: Rennie Castelino, 650-766-2905

    Justin Prim replied 8 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Mary Rafferty

    Member
    March 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    A big thanks to Rennie Castelino for his initiative and effort in making this event happen.

    It was great to meet more than one faceter at a time when not in competition to score the same rough from a vendor. (That came later for some at the MGSCV show!)

    Hopefully it is the start of bigger and better to come.

  • Justin Prim

    Member
    March 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I really enjoyed this event! Thanks again

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